Julius Eastman: Macle, Trumpet, Joan d'Arc 

For the final concert, New York City-based vocal ensemble Ekmeles performs Macle, Julius Eastman's early graphic score. TILT Brass presents the modern premiere of Eastman's recovered work Trumpet, newly transcribed by Christopher McIntyre. The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performs Julius Eastman's powerful work for 10 cellos The Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc. This work is accompanied by its introspective companion vocal piecePrelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc performed by soloist Julian Otis.   



Julius eastman:trumpet

TILT Brass with Christopher McIntyre
Gareth Flowers, Jaimie Branch, Wayne du Maine, Mike Gurfield, Tim Leopold, Hugo Moreno, Nate Wooley, Chris McIntyre (director)


Julius Eastman: Macle



Julius Eastman: Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (1981)

Julian Otis, bass-baritone

Julius Eastman: The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (1981)

American Contemporary Ensemble
Clarice Jensen (director)

a reminder to those who think they can destroy liberators by acts of treachery, malice, and murder. . . . Like all organizations, especially governments and religious organizations, they oppress in order to perpetuate themselves. Their methods of oppression are legion. But when they find that their more subtle methods are failing, they resort to murder. Even now in my own country, my own people, my own time, gross oppression and murder still continue.
— Eastman's introduction to Joan d'arc

Julius Eastman.  Photo by Marbeth.

Julius Eastman.  Photo by Marbeth.


EKMELES is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works, and gems of the historical avant garde. New York is home to a vibrant instrumental New Music scene, with a relative paucity of vocal music. Ekmeles was founded to fill this gap by presenting new a cappella repertoire for solo voices. [WEB]

Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: $25 general/$20 members


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